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Unrivaled tire life; Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Classic prove a rear Michelin® Commander® II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles). The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability
Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear
The exclusive architecture of the Michelin® Commander® II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tire’s rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds
Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip
Independent tests show that the Michelin® Commander® II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408.
Amplified Density Technology: A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability
All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability
Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation
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alan l: it's a great tire and the help I got from your staff was amazing. also free shipping on a large item is niceJul 2, 2015
don g: Michelin tires speak for themselvesJul 1, 2015
Thomas P: I got extremely good wear out of a set of Michelin Commander II as well as good traction.Jun 30, 2015
Howard S: have them currently on my 2009 ultra, CVO good life and great tireJun 29, 2015
Jeffrey B: Bought a Michelin Commander II for the front of my '06 FLTRI (Road Glide) and was impressed with the performance. I only have 1000 miles on it, but Michelins are leaps and bounds better than any Dunlop I've ever ridden on two wheels. I will be swapping out the rear Dunlop with this Commander II and expect additional improvements from the matched set. I'll not know about longevity until later, obviously, but I run Michelins on cages, too, and they're always awesome.May 29, 2015
Stephen F: longer lasting tire. Michelin has a great repuration for quality products.May 11, 2015
tony g: good reviews, and said to last a lot longer that others. always happy with Michelin so decided to try these outMay 10, 2015
H A: Have Michelins on my cars..won't have any other, rde is great, quiet. very long lasting, as soon as the other brand of tires wear down on my new ride, I'll get the Michelins again. great riding feel, and wear great!May 6, 2015
Diannia C: The only one I could find with a matching front tire.May 4, 2015
Matthew C: Great reviews and friends with personal experience riding on these. From what I understand, there is no better tire for my bike. I am looking forward to trying them out.Apr 21, 2015
John H: Well reviewed stepping up from a 404Mar 18, 2015
Raymond A: Good tire, best price on internet.Mar 16, 2015
Danial O: Recommended by friends that I trust. They are getting good mileage and performance from their Commanders.Mar 15, 2015
Adam F: it was down to this and the pirelli. I called revzilla and the guy on the phone had my bike in the past and used these tires. He said he liked them so I got them. They get mounted todayMar 12, 2015
Ron R: Michelin has been true to getting close to the 25k miles claimed on their website. I generally ride 8k+ miles a year, so I was able to get 16k miles out of the tires. This tire handles various road conditions very well. I am able to ride with confidence on wet, dry, or gravel on the road.Mar 12, 2015
John W: I started riding Michelin Commander II Tires 18 Months ago and have been very satisfied with their performance. On my Wide Glide, at least as far as I'm concerned, they handle well, offer good stability and live up to their reputation as a high mileage tire. Highly recommended. Great Price too.Mar 11, 2015
Joe A: Great ratings for longevity, cornering, and wet conditions! I live in the hills of SW Oregon these issues are very important! Thanks for helping me complete my perches! Joe AmatoMar 9, 2015
RICHARD C: "I read the reviews and my mechanic said that they were the top of the line and a good choose."Mar 3, 2015
Brent F: these are the best tires ive ever ownedFeb 27, 2015
Charles B: Good wear. 13,000 miles and going strong before I traded bike in.Feb 24, 2015
ray l: the total number of positive reviews. Also, ease of use for website and competitive price.Oct 30, 2014
Scott H: Great reviews and Revzilla has the best price.Oct 27, 2014
Lora B: I bought my HD Fatboy and had to replace the rear stock Dunlop D408F at 9,000 miles. Replaced it with the same tire and only got 6,000 miles on that. I watched the 2014 Revzilla review on tires and decided to give this a try. I am hoping it is all they say it is.Oct 24, 2014
michael G: great tire company awesome motorcycle tireOct 14, 2014
A N: Reviews state that it does, indeed, last longer than the ME880. I've also read that it grips better and is better in the rain. I wanted to try it for myself.Oct 6, 2014
Anthony B: Looking for a higher performance and better all-weather tire for my Harley. So far I have put 5,000 miles on them and I can't be happier. They easily outperform the stock Dunlop tread and they seem to be holding up to their claim of long-life. I can hardly tell they are even wearing at this point! Very happy with this purchase!Oct 3, 2014
jodi g: Revzilla's price and shipping (and overall customer service), along with the reviews and projected mileage life of the tire.Sep 24, 2014
Zeniff H: I trust Michelin to keep me safe with my Pilot Road 3's on my sportsbike and after the perelli's started seperating they are now my #1 choice for my cruiser.Sep 22, 2014
JEREMY E: Excellent consumer reviews and trusted quality of Michelin tires. As always, great video product reviews from the team at RevZillla!Aug 13, 2014
ALEX F: After researching various tires, this one was recommended as best for it for cornering and two-wheel down protection with good water dispersion as well. RevZilla offered me information when I called in, which made it easier for me to choose this tire.Aug 6, 2014
Orlie A: My decision was based on the reviews and forums I read.Aug 4, 2014
Robert S: Need new tires and they've had great reviews on other websites as well as this one and the price here is cheaper than others. Plus the shipping w/ Revzilla is stellar!Jul 30, 2014
george l: used them on my 1100 v-star excellent tireJul 28, 2014
Heikki S: It fits my motorcycle and was recommended by a friend as a tire that gets more mileage than the ones I pay more for at the Harley Dealership.Jul 25, 2014
Ken S: New tech knowledge in touring tires for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Look forward to riding on them and seeing how much longer they last compared to 402 Dunlap tiresJul 18, 2014
Joseph M: i've had good experience with michelin tiresJul 14, 2014
joey m: dunlaps are only lasting 7000 milesJul 11, 2014
Jesse D: I needed new tires and with little knowledge about motorcycle tires it was apparent by the number and high rating of the reviews that it was a good choice, also the videos and the revzilla support helped seal the deal.Jul 10, 2014
Gary P: Good reviews from others who have run this tire. I am tired of having a name brand tire only last for 7,000 miles on my bike!Jul 1, 2014
Raymond S: I chose this tire because Michelin is the only tire I feel I can trust my life with.Jun 24, 2014
Michael D: I picked this tire based on the positive reviews this tire generated.Jun 9, 2014
Art B: Liked the reviews I read. I want a tire that will stick to the road.Jun 7, 2014
jerry m: Tire is getting great reviews for high mileage.Jun 5, 2014
John M: I have a pair on my Sporty and love them! Upgraded to an Ultra Classic and want the same handling/performance.Jun 4, 2014
Clint E: After researching new tires, the Commander II received great reviews by other riders plus treadwear and traction were rated high.Jun 2, 2014
Sean G: read all of the great reviews and you canot beat the priceJun 2, 2014
steven n: RATED NUMBER ONE WITH ALL OF MY RIDING FRIENDS.Jun 2, 2014
Douglas R: Purchased a Michelin Commander II tire for the rear of my other Harley in 2012 and it was wearing like iron so I wanted one for my new bike.May 30, 2014
Jared M: Good reviews and I want more mileageMay 28, 2014
Karen R: Michelin reputation and extended mileage coverage over and about competitors.May 28, 2014
RANDY P: Price is good, great brand, eliminates the wiggle when driving over grooves, feels better holds the road.My OEM tire only got 10k miles. I now have 15K on this one and tire still looks great should get at least double the mile the OEM will be very happy with 20k +.May 27, 2014
Garvin M: Purchased a set for my 2005 Road King and could immediately tell a difference in handing both in wet and dry conditions. Only put about 5k on the tires, but they looked brand new and no wear seen on the tread. Traded my RK for a 2011 Road Glide and do not like the standard Dunlop that came with it. I want the best tire between me and the road and I consider the Commander that tire.Mar 29, 2014
John P: Good Reviews on HD Forum TouringMar 20, 2014
Cedric C: In the market for a new tire on the front, figured I should go for both. Anthony does a good job with all of the videos on this site, and all the customer reviews suggest these are some of the longest-lasting on the market, and that they handle well (can't handle any worse than the weather checked Dunlops I currently have). Add the fact that Michelin has a good reputation, and I decided it was time to pull the trigger.Mar 20, 2014
steve b: Thee are replacements for the commander 11 that are on the bike with over 20,000 on them. Great tire.Mar 11, 2014
Brandon M: Because the Cmdr II is the only tire I run on my Night Train!Jan 22, 2014
Jonathan B: Um heard good things about this tire. This is my first commander 2 tire so we well see how goes revzlla helped me pick it out Thank you!!!Jan 20, 2014
Travis S: Videos said that the tire got almost twice the tread life of the nearest competitors Metzeler 880 and Dunlop D401. I am a big guy and I need a long lasting tire so for the price I decided to give it a try.Jan 16, 2014
B R: Great review, great price, FREE, FAST SHIPPING!! What's not to like?Jan 15, 2014
Greggory B: cause it's the best tire on the market!!!Dec 30, 2013
WALTER M: HAVE IT ON MY 2006 ULTRA CLASSIC AND RIGHT NOW GOT 15,000 MILE AND STILL ABOUT 40 PERCENT LEFT ON WEAR. BUYING THIS TIRE FOR BACK UP JUST IN CASE IF I NEED IT SOON AND NOT WAITING FOR IT TO COME BY SHIPPINGDec 8, 2013
Joseph W: I am currently running these tires on my VTX1300C. I ride daily as a commuter. I live in the Northwest, and contend with heavy rains and cold temperatures. My current set of Michelin Commander II already have 12,000 miles on them. The tread still looks to be around 70% good. I want to change the tires out early in January 2014, not so much that the tire is worn out, but just because I fear rubber fatigue. I am abosolutely amazed at the high mileage of these tires. I ride 1000 miles each and every month. I purchased my last set from Motorcycle Superstore, but found that your prices at REVZILLA are cheaper. By the time I change out the current set I will have ridden over 14,000 miles. I have ridden on these tires in weather that was 100 degrees, and even at temps of 23 degrees and heavy fog, with ice all over me and the bike, and they got me home safe, great road handling.Nov 24, 2013
Rodger D B: A friend told me about your website and gave you a Ten Rating ....Personally I think it's great because of the Prices...!!!Nov 17, 2013
Lee S: Competitive price. Customer service actually got back to me with answers to my questions. Quickly! Unlike some local shops that I'm still waiting on answers.
Good business model.Nov 9, 2013
Albert H: This will be my second go-around with this rear tire... My Road King currently has 18K on this tire and is finally time to replace it. Handling is great in all conditions, and 18K is outstanding! I'm very happy with this tire, I have MC II's on both front and rear.Nov 8, 2013
Tom L: You have the best price and great shipping terms !! ThanksOct 28, 2013
David L: Everyone that has ridden on 'em raves about 'emOct 23, 2013
Jeffrey S S: Great tire, running on a Victory Cross Country Tour. This is my second, where the Original Dunlop gave me 11,500 miles and my first Michelin gave me 18,000 miles (although I should have changed it out at around 16,500).Oct 22, 2013
Leslie B: Customer reviews, safety and mileage.Oct 21, 2013
Gregory S: i like michelin tires and wanted a high mileage tire.Oct 20, 2013
Ron C: I NEEDED TIRES so decided to treat myself to Michelin I also read the reviews that did help but I m a Michelin Man any wayOct 17, 2013
wendell j: best price around and i watched youtube comparisonOct 16, 2013
Donald W: I have checked the ratings of this tire as well as talked with other bikers using it. All people give this tire a very high rating especially twice the mileage of stock tires as well as improved handling.Oct 7, 2013
Vincent G: Tire mileage I have had Dunlop 4000-5000 miles on tires and Pirelli night Dragon also 4000-5000 miles Michelin says on there site 25000 on this tire on a Harly if I get 10000 I will be happyOct 3, 2013
F L: I have one on my Honda St and like it.Oct 3, 2013
William L: Online reviews, excellent price and excellent previous experience with Revzilla.Oct 1, 2013
G E: Heard about this tire from several motorcycle forums. I'm replacing my current Commander II rear tire that I have about 14,000 miles on. Excellent grip and added confidence in the rain. The stock tire maybe got 7,000.Oct 1, 2013
L A: # 1 reson it's a Michelin name says it all # 2 reson tread wearSep 30, 2013
Al L: Original Dunlops have 11k miles on them, and wanted to try something different. Reviews for this tire were better than on the Metzelers.Sep 22, 2013
Michael R: Recommended on the Yamaha Raider ForumSep 21, 2013
Juan T: Excellent tire at a good price, put 700 miles on it so farSep 18, 2013
ML40027 - Mike L: Highly recommended tire as a replacement to stock DunlopsSep 17, 2013
Brad K: Used these tires in the past and they are phenomenal! I had over 19,000 miles on my last one before it needed to be changed out! They grip like no other in any weather and respond beautifully on challenging roads! I have found them to have very little drift even when the bike was loaded down for the ride to Sturgis and in North Carolina's Smokey mountains.Sep 16, 2013
Daniel B: I'm a daily commuter putting at least 250 miles a week minimum on my tires. I was looking for something durable and with a long tread life, without sacrificing for grip. These sound about right so....we'll see. And the price is just right.Sep 14, 2013
David S: Ive been buying michelin tires for my cars they last so long get the best traction dry or wet i thought id try them on my bikeSep 12, 2013
Richard B: Your price is good and fair and the Michellin Commander II tire is increditable, in rain and in curves.Sep 9, 2013
Kenny E: got good reviews...so far so goodAug 30, 2013
Cesar C: Known brand, nice look and good online reviews.Aug 28, 2013
Susan W: The Michelin Commander II motorcycle tires are AWESOME!!!! We are getting double miloage out of these tires! So far, the minimum mileage has been 16K - this is on a HD Road Glide. Before we tried the Commander II's, we were replacing tires every 6-7K - using Dunlop or Metzler. Great tire for bikers that actually ride - double mileage for same money!!Aug 25, 2013
Bruce A: Last tire was avon venom got 2500 miles a buddy bought this tire but is the radial he likes it his is the radial which sounds like a better tire we ll see what the bias doesAug 21, 2013
Eric K: I needed new rear tire for my 2007 Harley Davidson ultra classic I've read good reviews on this tire and revzilla had the best price I could findAug 18, 2013
Cecil C: My son recommended it, and I am very glad he did. You can feel the tire gripping the road in those tight curves. My wife and I spent some time in the Ozarks, and I was very glad to have that rear tire under me.Aug 9, 2013
Dustin K:I know this question is a bit old, but this tire will fit on the rear, but not the front. the 2014 Street Glide Special use the standard touring size on the rear - (180/65B16 81H), but uses a 19" on the front (130/60B19 61H) according to HD's site. Revzilla doesn't list a Commander II in the correct size for the front - http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-commander-ii-front-tires
Michelin's website lists a 17" on the front of a Street Gilde Special, which is incorrect.Mar 23, 2015
Roger F:Don't know what size tire you need but if this tire comes in the right size, I'd say go for it. Running the Commander II's for quite a few miles now and love how they perform and appear to last. I know several other riders who are getting around 20k miles with no issues. Great tire.Aug 19, 2014
Niccolas D:I have mine on a 2004 Road King custom. It works fine in tandem with the same tire on the front. I've gotten very good wear onto both the front and rear. It handles much much better than the original set, Dunlap. I am on my second set of these tires. The handling and breaking are amazing. My rims are the original 16 inch rims. I believe yours will be 18. It would be nice for you if Michelin would come out with an 18 inch front tire also. Aug 19, 2014
RevZilla:All motorcycle tires should be installed by a qualified trained professional. There are too many factors and various applications to make a generalized statement. Tire manufacturers have a set tolerance that tires must meet with regard to rotational balance. Most modern tires have a balance dot on them, which should be aligned with the valve stem. Only a qualified technician with the proper equipment can make the decision that further balancing is needed, or not needed, of the completed rotating assembly.Feb 13, 2013
RevZilla:The Michelin Commander II's are all Tubeless tires which can be run with a tube for spoked wheel applications. The Commander II's come in both Radial and Bias Ply depending on the size of the tire and both are Tubeless tires than can be used with a tube if needed for a spoked wheel application.Jun 7, 2012
geekysteve:Commander IIs are not radials - a radial tire will have an "R" in the size designation. If you have wire spoke wheels, you may need a tube. The wheel style will determine the need for a tube.Jul 12, 2012
Christopher B:I can't answer about a BMW, but I have them on my street glide. I went through two fronts and three rears in the first 28,000 miles. I put the comander IIs on and have 47,000 on it now with 6/32 on the back and 4 on the front. Only tire I'll ever ride. Aug 23, 2014
Harrell P:I don't have a BMW, but my Harley Super Glide was eatting Dunlops real fast. I put Michelin Commander II tires on and I am very pleased - they grip better wet or dry - they last a lot longer and they don't track on the groves in the road as bad.Aug 23, 2014
geekysteve:The 77 designation means the tire is rated for a maximum load of 908 pounds at recommended pressure. I'm not certain of the unloaded weight of the bike, but I would take the unloaded weight (meaning, no riders), and divide it by two, then add the weight of the passengers.
So, let's say the bike weighs 750-pounds without riders. That's 375-pounds per tire in load. Then lets say one rider is 200 pounds and another is 150 pounds, for a total of 400 pounds. Finally, factor in the weight of gear (jackets, helmets, luggage, clothes, etc), and let's say that's another 20 pounds. The combined total load on the rear would then be: 375+200+150+20, or 745 pounds, so you should be within the safe range.
I wouldn't recommend you ride "at" the maximum load rating, so if real world numbers are higher than the example from above, you'll want to give it careful thought.Jul 12, 2012
RevZilla:The 2001 Heritage Softail OEM recommended tire size is the MT90B16(130/90B16) and the 2003 and newer Heritage Softail increased the rim size which increased the recommended tire size to 150/80B-16. Both tires are suitable for 2 up riding.Jun 28, 2012
A S asked:I am looking for a rear tire for my HD soft tail deluxe . The original tire is a dunlap MU 85 B 16 MC 77 H . I like the specifications for the Michelin commander II tire. Is this a good tire for my bike and what size should I get?Aug 15, 2014
Anthony D:I have this on my 09 VROD. Really good tire. I've had the stock Dunlop, Metzler 880, and now the Michelin Commander 2. This is my favorite tire so far. Heats up quick with plenty of grip. I have about 2k miles on it and I have no complaints. It seems to be wearing in fairly well. Works really well from edge-to-edge. The tires give plenty of confidence with no fear of unexpectedly breaking loose.
As far as size, just get the stock sizes unless you're looking for a certain look or looking to change the handling. But best bet is to go with stock.Aug 16, 2014
Anthony A:The tire is amazing. I ran Metzeler ME880's for a long long time. These are holding up well and handle great. I would match it to your current rear as much as possible. Should be something like a 130 or 140. Possibly a 150 depending on the year of your bike. 130/90 or 140/90 look on your sidewall you should see something like that possibly 150/80. That is your tire width and percentage of width for sidewall height. Aug 15, 2014
Dean S:yes this is a great tire, I have 2010 FLHTK and when I ride, I ride it like I stole it. put this brand on at 19k and know have 45k I am putting the same brand back on my bike. get the tire that fits your bike if they have it.Aug 16, 2014
A shopper asked:I have a 2004, Kaw' Vulcan 1600 Classic (NOT meanstreak).......what size Michelin Commander II Rear Tire is best for my bike/rim (its a 16)?....i have been using dunlop 170/70 but need to switch to a longer lasting tire....May 12, 2014
Siamak. D:Based on information from motorcycliatonline site you kawasaki OEM rear tire size is 170/70-H16.
Michelin Commander II does not have that exact size, the closest I belive is 180/65-H16, this is going to be 1 cm wider and have 0.5 percent shorter sidewall that i think is not significantly different to negatively impact handling of your bike.
I think 180/65-H16 will give you better traction (due to 1CM wider footprint) and longer life compare to 170 width since there is more rubber contact. I also suggest you consult with motorcycle shop that is going to install your tires to get second opinion.
May 12, 2014
A shopper asked:i have a 2006 yamaha royal star deluxe and my tires are 150/80x16 front tire and 150/90x15 rear tire. i know the 150/90x15 michelin commander II will work on the rear but will the 150/80x16 michelin commander II be ok to put on my front tire?Feb 10, 2014
Scott C:This combination should work well for your ride. Manufacture make slightly different size tires with every concideration to provide a direct replacement fit for your ride so you will be safe. Both in radial and bias tires.Mar 3, 2014
Scott C:I am sure if the tire you are shopping for is recomended for your ride it is expected to perform as well or better than your O.E.M. tires. This includes the use of an innertube. Make sure you replace the (rubberband) that protects the innertube from the spokes. You may have a boot installed that helps prevent the tire from pinching the tube make sure it does not have any defects that may cause damage to the innertube.Mar 3, 2014
Landon D asked:This sounds dumb, but my 2001 Triumph Adventurer calls for radials, 100/90-R19 and 150/80-R16. I would love to buy these Commander II's. Since they only come in bias construction in my sizes, will they be OK on my rims?Nov 14, 2013
Tony A:I am not one to ask about michelen tires . My oppinion is not good , I did not like the handling on uneven road surfaces (splitting lanes) or scary slipping around on tar snakes in the summer. Also I did not get the wear I expected , So I went back to Dunlop and I feel safer.
Nov 15, 2013
Russell R:The numbers 17 and 16 on both sizes represent the size of the rim. So you would have to change out the wheel, although, I could be wrong but I don't think the 200/55R17 would fit under the stock fender without rubbing and look decent.
geekysteve:It depends on the size of the tire. Michelin has a fitment guide that lists all of the weight ratings for the Commander II based on sizes on their website. It's a PDF document. For example, the 140/90-16 tire (common on most Harleys) is rated as a "77" which means it's good for 908 pounds at recommended PSI.
If you search Google for "michelin weight rating motorcycle tire" you should see the PDF document appear in the first or second search result.Jul 12, 2012
JB666:The Commander II is new for 2012, It's the upgraded version of the previous Commander. The use of the new silica improves it's overall performance. Research and user reviews led me to my purchase. I think you'll be happy with yours. I found Revzilla.com to have the best prices and service online.Aug 7, 2012
Roger F:Wish I could help you but I have no knowledge regarding rim size or other info that would help. I think that the Michelin website could help track down the info you need. That being said, I heartily recommend the tire if you find one that fits your bike. Everything about the tire is top notch.Jul 15, 2014
Gregory S:This tire varies as to whether it is bias ply or radial ply. Only 2 sizes for the rear are radial ply. These are the 200 and 240 width. Front has 2 sizes in radial also. They are the 120/70-19 and the 140/75-17. All others are not. I will add my own opinion if you don't mind. These tires are wearing very well I have 8000 miles on my rear tire and it has many miles left on it. I ride aggressively and vary city and highway miles in the 8000 current miles on this tire. It is also a very robust sidewall giving no indication of flex even though mine is bias ply. My bike weights 850 pounds to give you a reference. Also the michelin pilot active is mounted on the front of my bike also with 8000 miles on it and it shows almost no wear. It also sticks to the road like glue in all conditions. Many have claimed over 25,000 miles on this tire. Hope this all helps and sorry if you didn't want all the extra info.Sep 13, 2013
stevenolts:On my 2010 Harley Davidson Fatboy I was worried about the handling and feel of a mixed stock Dunlop on the front and the Michelin Commander II on the rear but I feel no problems in the bikes performance after 400 miles.
If you search the internet you will get mixed answers. I asked the Harley Davidson dealer and one tech guy said it was ok to mix and another tech guy said he would never mix brands.May 21, 2012
codycapone818:Not sure if the commander ll is available in that specific size but I will advise you to never mix and match tires. If you like Michelin you should check out the Pilot Power series, I am a proud owner of them and have been for the past 3 sets...Apr 12, 2012
A shopper asked:I want to know if this tire is suitable for use on the Triumph Thunderbird SE motorcycle? I am tired of having Metzelers that last only 6k miles. The recommended tire is the 200.50/17, but a number of riders have already used the 55 profile tire with no problems.Dec 31, 2011
JB666:Go to the Michelin website and check out the reviews and tire info. This comes in a wide range of sizes and use applications. I too was tired of buying new rubber every summer. I did a lot of research and found this to be the best cruiser tire on the market right now. The rest are fair to good, but nowhere near the price. Even if you only get the 6k miles out of it, you wouldn't have spent $400 for it.Aug 7, 2012
Michael D:Did you speak to one of the reps? I don't know why they wouldn't have your rear tire in this line. I was slightly confused on exactly which size I was suppose to get switching over from Dunlap to Michelin Commander 2 so I called a rep and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I wanted to be sure before I put the order in. He knew right away what sizes I needed to order for my bike. I have called a few other times and they know their products better than anyone else I have ever dealt with. Good luck finding your rear tire in the Michelin Commander 2 line up. They are great tires!Jul 3, 2014
Raymond S:My rear tire was a little different on my '07 sportster 1200 custom but the size difference wasn't that much so I bought it and it fit fine. You can research what each number means in your tire size and you will probably find like I did that a slight difference in the number is no big deal depending on what number it is. I believe mine was the weight of rider+passenger. I couldn't find and exact match but the Michelin commander actually allows for a heavy rider+passenger weight than the Dunlop did.Aug 17, 2014
A shopper asked:I have a 2009 HD fat boy and want to go with spoke rims, which are not made in 17" so I want to go to 18" I also want to go with the Michelin commander 2, Will the 240/40-r18 fit on my bike? also what front tire size will fit? I have a 140/75r-17 now and really don't want to go smaller?
Scott C:I am a long distance rider. I had a bad experience with stock spoke rear wheel on my 2004 road king. This bike's powertrain and tranny are not stock. I had a bike shop replace the tiers due to normal wear and on the way home from the shop thought the rear tire had blown as the bike became uncontrolable in a turn, very scary but saved it. Upon inspection the procedure of replacing the tires had caused the spokes to become loose resulting in a tremendous amount sway at the rear hub. I orederd a set of PM rims and shelved the spoke rims vowing never to go back to spokes or that bike shop ever again. I am sure this is an isolated incident. However I am not going to chance this happening to me again.Aug 28, 2013
A shopper asked:OK... I'm reaching out to all my biker friends again... my dilemma is this... I have a 2007 street glide Dunlop rear tire 402 MU85B 16 and I am trying to convert to the Michelin Commander ii however I cannot figure out which tire I am supposed to use on my bike? either the MICHELIN COMMANDER 2 REAR TIRE 130/90-16 MU85B16 or the MICHELIN COMMANDER 2 REAR TIRE 140/90-16 MU85B16...and I cannot confirm either one.... SOMEONE HELP PLEASE ASAP!!!!!Jun 26, 2015
A shopper asked:I have a '99 XLH1200C Sportster with an AM21-MT90-16 Avon Roadrunner on the back now. Can I fit a Michelin 140-90-16 Commander II on it without rubbing my drive belt, etc.? The Avon's pretty close to the belt now.Feb 21, 2015
Adrian C:You bet! I put them on my '05 FLTRI (with added tour pack) and immediately notice the difference. So did my wife. It's a smooth running tire that really grabs the road. It even took out the front-end wobble I had in moderate to high speed cornering!
In Colorado we can experience all four seasons in one day. This tire doesn't care. No matter the temperature or road condition, this tire continues to amaze me. (It doesn't really like black ice, but what tire does?)
I've got 11,500 miles on them and without a depth gauge, I can't tell that either one of the them has any wear. I can tell you that here, you'll find them being put on new HDs.
One word of advice.... Change both tires at the same time! They will actually track betterFeb 21, 2015
A shopper asked:I have a 2005 roadKing, and lowered the front an 1-1/2". Then I installed a 21" rim with a Michelin Commander 2 (120/70/21) Great tire! On the rear I lowered it by 2" and my stock tire rubs the fender when I hit bumps. If I raise the rear to 1-1/2" instead of 2" it doesn't rub, but the bike feels like it is almost level again and it looks awesome with the 2" lowering. I'm trying to find a tire that would have a lower profile (130/70/16) that would let me drop back to the 2" drop, and look good.I would prefer it be a Michelin Commander 2 so it would match the front. Does no one make a low profile tire for a stock rim on a roadKing? I bet they could sell a lot of them.Jul 4, 2014
Arlie P:Yes I will help you out 2010 limited put the commander ll tire on trading the bike this year approximately 15,000 miles on the tires still look very good it was very happy with the tire highly recommend itJul 8, 2014
A shopper asked:I have a 2005 Roadking. I installed a 1-1/2" lowering kit on the front, and a 2" lowering kit on the rear. Then I bought a 21" for the front with your Michelin Commander 2 ,120/70 B21 (great tire!). I would really like to have Michelin Commander 2 for the rear, but find what I want. With my stock tire and the 2" lowering my tire will rub the fender. If I raise the rear up to a 1-1/2 drop, then my bike sits almost level again. It feels better and looks a lot better dropped the 2". Does Michelin have a tire preferred (Commander 2) the size 130/70/16? This lower profile would let me stay dropped at 1-1/2" , but it would look and set like it was 2" lower. Please help.Jul 3, 2014
Raymond S:I put the commanders on my '07 Sportster 1200 custom but its not lowered so I am not sure how they will work after the bike has been lowered. They fit fine and ride way better than the Dunlops on a stock suspension.Aug 17, 2014
David B asked:Considering ordering this tire for my 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic. Stock tire is 180/70B15 but many people get this size because it is slightly taller (larger diameter) and helps fix a problem with the speedometer, which runs about 4mph faster than actual speed. Also helps with a minor gear reduction so it runs lower rpms/speed. The Classic has spoked wheels and requires tubes. Can you recommend a matching tube for this tire that is good quality? I can't seem to find one. Also, would order the matching front, 130/90B16, and would need a new tube for that as well. Please let me know what you have available.Jun 11, 2014
Regrettably, my application is so different than yours, that I can't recommend a tube or not recommend a tube for your bike. Both Michelin Commander tires for my 2009 Yamaha Roadliner are tubeless. The 130-70-18 on the front wheel is bias ply while the rear 200-55-17 is radial. OEM for the rear wheel was 190-60-17 which is a strange size only made by Dunlop and Bridgestone. So I went a bit wider with the Michelin but the aspect ratio is less.
A shopper asked:I have my production 2005 Kawasaki VN-800 Vulcan-B Classic..I'm thinking of buying Michelin Commander 2 but I live in Turkey. The roads are very bad in Turkey.Roads are pits and gravel material.What should I take?.Please help meApr 5, 2014
Ward M:I can't comment on the road conditions you have relating to this tire, however the Milage , handling and quality of these tires is far superior to any other I have run on my bike. I currently have ridden 40000 miles on both my sets to date. Hope that helps!Apr 15, 2014
A shopper asked:What is the Best rain tyre out there for me? I ride a Sportster 883 Hardtail Chopper. The bike is very light with apes on it. I ride all year long since i have no car licence doing around 20000 km. a year. The sizes are: Rear 140/90/16 and the front wheel is a 21 inch chopper wheel with on the moment a 90/90/21 on it. LIfespan is nice but rain performance is more important. THanks, Spolle.Sep 22, 2013
Robert F:Commander ll rear tire on my road king it has 12000 miles and still holds the road in the rain I will buy again when it has no tread I don't think u can find a better tire RevZilla had the best prices when I brought my tires in March 2012. Hope this helps u and safe riding in the rain.